TUI Netherlands parades into Paramaribo

Unfortunately Paramaribo Airport was unable to conduct a water arch for the arrival of TUI Netherlands because of a KLM flight that was preparing for departure, so the airport’s ARFF category would have been downgraded. However, it is fantastic that they managed to showcase the water baptism in their cake. Seen on the tarmac with the first flight are: Vijay Chotkan, General Director of Airport Management; Denny van Ommeren, Station Manager of Surinam Airways in the Netherlands; Robbi Lachmising, CEO Surinam Airways; Arjan Kers, GM TUI Netherlands; Ernst Noorman, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Suriname; Ferdinand Welzijn, Minister of Trade, Industry & Tourism; Roy Lieuw A Sie, Consul General of Suriname in The Netherlands; and Brian De Souza, Act. Director of Civil Aviation Safety Authority Suriname. A gift giving ceremony was also performed, with Chotkan receiving a 787-8 model from Kers.

  • TUI Netherlands became the third carrier to link Amsterdam (AMS) with Paramaribo (PBM) when it began weekly (Mondays) flights on 3 July. Using its own 787-8s, TUI Netherlands will operate the route in codeshare with Surinam Airways. The seasonal route will run until 30 October. However after this date the Netherlands carrier will still codeshare with Surinam Airways on its Wednesday and Saturday flights. The 7,519-kilometre sector is already operated by Surinam Airways four times weekly this summer according to OAG schedules, with KLM also offering four weekly flights.   

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